This was a covid time visit to Back! where David Olivas and Fabián Villar, chef and sommelier, respectively, are the creators of Back! A colourful and modern restaurant, with a focus on traditional and updated Andalucían cuisine.
Although it does state, that this is a tapas bar and restaurant, it is probably more of a restaurant.
The menu caters for tapas, sharing plates, set menus and new inventive culinary creations.
On this occasion, we had the Menu, Grand Back 2020 (9 steps for €55)
Artisan brown bread, fermented for 24 hours and white bread fermented for 12 hours.
This restaurant has been here for a couple of years now, and is hidden away from the main town area of Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio Abad), near the end of Cala de Bou, overlooking San Antonio Bay.
After our two of visits in 2018, we returned in July 2020, just after the slight easing of Covid Lockdown. You were allowed to remove your masks to eat, which would have been quite difficult, otherwise!
Masks at the ready.
We popped in for a light lunch, (do we really have light lunches!) and tried the following.
Often described by people in the know and the many famous celebrities who visit the Island, restaurant Sa Capella, is thier favourite in Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio). It's not actually in the lively and much maligned town itself, but a few km outside, on the way to Cala Salada and Santa Agnés, in the lovely Ibicencan countryside.
It is one of the most delightful restaurant's on the island with a great decor and fantastic ambiance, it is situated in a converted late 16th century chapel. Inside there are small booths around the main cavernous room which has low lighting and candles. I...
This review contains three different trips to Es Boldado
When driving from Sant Josep to Cala d’Hort, before you get there, take the last right turn to Cala Truja, after abour 3 km you will see the sign for Es Boldado on your left.
Turn into this road and drive down the dusty camino (dirt track) for around 1.5km and you will come upon the best view in Ibiza. If you are looking for a restaurant with a view, this is the one for you.
Restaurante Es Boldado is situated on a precipitous cliff, facing the mystical Islets of Es Vedrá (supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth!) and...
If you fancy something big and meaty in the evening, (sorry vegetarians but this is probably not for you!) drive up restaurant road, officially known as Carretera San Joan de Labritja, (it‘s the second to last restaurant on the left, on the stretch of road going to the village of San Joan de Labritja from Eivissa (Ibiza Town). If you count down the kilometre roadside posts, it is at 15.4km.
Here, you will find Camí de Balàfia, which is set back off the main road opposite Ca Na Pepeta, which is also good.
This restaurant represents the real Ibicencan (even hippy) spirit of Ibiza. You eat...
In Decemebr 2019 we returned to the fishing port of Getaria and the excellent Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe.
Getaria is the typical picture postcard Basque Country fishing village.
The village was home to Plácido Domingo’s mother and the famous fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga
You can now visit the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa (€7 entry fee)
Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
It was also home to the explorer, navigator, and mariner Juan Sebastián Elkano, who became the first man to circumnavigate the globe (Also spelt Juan Sebastián del Cano, de Elcano and Elcano (1476 - 1526)
Once you have parked your car in the carpark in the bay...
Zahara de Los Atúnes is a fishing village and also a summer tourist resort with a fantastic, Atlantic facing beach. The village is appropriately named after the fish because of the local and traditional seasonal La Almadraba (an age-old Phoenician technique for trapping and catching Atlantic bluefin tuna in elaborate nets. This technique was introduced by the Moors and takes place every May and June around which there are many fiestas).
In a land that so honours the pig, Zahara’s red tuna is granted the title "The Ibérico of the sea".
As ever in Spain, it can leave the dedicated vegetarian feeling hungry, even the pl...